Christmas in China: One Church, Three Priests, Eighty Sisters – Serve City of Four Million.

In Jilin City, in addition to the three priests at Sacred Heart, there are 80 sisters, who belong to the Holy Family Sisters convent, which is a diocesan order without foreign affiliations.

Some of the sisters work with Father Wang at the social services ministry, but most have duties spread throughout the city, including the health clinic near the church that focuses on the needs of the elderly, he said.

Like other parts of the country, the Diocese of Jilin struggles with the gulf between the underground and state-recognized Catholic Church.

As part of its suppression of the Catholic Church, the Communist government formed the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association in the late 1950s and required Catholics to disavow allegiance to the pope and the Church of Rome.

Catholics who refused to break ties with Rome were forced to either worship clandestinely or face persecution, including imprisonment.

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Is This Union Label?
July 1, 2008

Stories of the homosexual lobby intimidating companies and individuals who stand up for man-woman marriage are becoming more and morecommon:In Massachusetts, during a petition drive to get a state marriage amendment on the ballot, homosexual activists called people who signed thepetition and threatened them with lawsuits or worse. Boston public school teachers were threatened with termination if they failed to portray so-called homosexual “marriage” in a positive light.

Michigan’s largest homosexual activist group says once marriage is legally redefined to include homosexual couples, business owners and even newsmedia outlets that refuse to recognize such marriages should be jailed, or sued and “publicly slapped.”

In California we are hearing similar stories, but now the intimidation tactics are being endorsed by one of the nation’s largest unions — the AFL-CIO.

Homosexual advocates, with the powerful backing of national union leaders, are calling for a boycott of Bolthouse Farms, a California company that provides organic juices, lemonades, and smoothies to places like Whole Foods and other organic markets, simply because one of theminority owners donated money to the petition drive to put a marriage amendment on the ballot.

This is another harbinger of how homosexual activists want Christians who oppose homosexual “marriage” to be treated — shut out of the publicsquare with no recourse.

Please contact the national AFL-CIO to let it know such tactics are intolerable. As people of religious faith and moral conviction who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman — we will not be
silenced.

Contact the AFL-CIO today and show them that suppressing free speech is not what they bargained for!

Sincerely,Tony Perkins
President

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